I read in the Canada Free Press that their reporters had contacts in the area that claimed the whole event was a response from Russia for the American attempt to create a false flag WMD chemical attack in Syria. The attempt was intended to create a precedent for UN intervention and eventual overthrow of Assad. The article mentioned that Russian sat photos caught the transaction in the Turkish port. The Russians instructed Iran to hire three teams to attack the Benghazi mission. (Excerpt follows)
It is reasonable to suspect that these activities were more dire than just your average gun running operation. Since the overthrow of Qaddafi, it is estimated that upwards of 40 million tons of weapons and arms were shipped out of Libya to Syria. But it was also known inside intelligence circles that Qaddafi possessed chemical weapons in addition to numerous surface-to-air missiles. Could it be that Russia obtained unmistakable surveillance footage of the anti-Assad rebels being shown how to load chemical payloads onto missiles inside Turkey near the border of Syria? Weapons, of course, that were shipped from Libya by the CIA in conjunction with various Muslim Brotherhood rebel groups. If so, such weapons could be used as a false flag type of operationone that would be implemented to set-up Assad by making it appear that he was using these weapons on forces dedicated to his overthrow.
The blowback by the international community would be swift and punishing, and the entirety of the civilized world would be demanding his overthrow. NATO would then be used to expedite his ouster, and Russias moral position within the international community would be weakened. Was the meeting held to show Stevens that the operation was compromised and that they had to stop?
If that 40 million tons of weapons were all MANPADs that would be 2 billion MANPADs. Only a half million have ever been made worldwide.
was the author of an article read at CFP by a Mr. Hagman (sp?)
The Russians find out about the operation and have evidence of SA in rebel hand, satellite and other intel. Russia threatens to expose the operation unless the US ceased and decease. Imagine- Obama caught supplying a sworn enemy of the US.
At this point the US backs out of the arrangement, or as the author suggests, promises the arms now to the Syrian Free Army. Either way, the Libyans know they have been had and seek revenge and/or re-secured arms that are in or believe to be at the compound. In a last ditch effort, Akin (Turkish Consul General), gets involved to stop the attack. He is the neutral "Godfather" trying to get the warring gangs to make peace. He asks Steven to reconsider the decision at which point a deal can not be made. Akin Kisses Steven on the forehead (figuratively speaking), and leaves the compound in his car. He approaches the roadblock, rolls down his window, shakes his head no, the road block opens and he leave the scene. Shortly after, the attack begins.
Articles by Mr. Hagmann are NOT welcome on FreeRepublic ....no aware of the precise reason.
Maybe too much speculation as you will see when reading the totality of his articles.